Sunday, February 22, 2009

11 weeks vs 17 weeks

Here are a couple prego pics. One is on a Sunday at about 11 weeks, the other was taken today (Sunday) at about 17, and I thought I had a bump at 11 weeks!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm a little behind...

I wanted to post about the best Valentines day I ever had! Last month after paying for school, I was thinking about everything coming up and I decided that this year we were going to give each other quality time and experiences rather than gifts for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.
Heck if my body times it right and I have the baby on my due date (not likely) then we get a baby for our anniversary!

I'll share what we do as it comes, we are especially very excited for Christmas...that one is going to be awesome.

For Valentines day we blocked out the whole day to spend together. We woke up and made breakfast together each using our special skills, me on the skillet with the gourmet eggs and Adam frying up the bacon. Then of course we shared it together, a luxury we don't often enjoy (sit down breakfast).

We knew we were having the repair guy come at some point so we planed to spend most of the day in... we spent that time playing games and other fun activities. We were planning on going to the temple and doing sealings but unfortunately the guy came too late and we had to go today.

That evening, we went to Chilies thanks to my parents :) and enjoyed a yummy meal...I've been very surprised to discover that I can no longer eat an entire meal by myself lol. With a half pound half foot human inside there is less room.

The best part of the night came when we went to the stake adult dance lol. We knew we'd be the youngest people there but we didn't know it would be by about 20 years. there were about 20 couples there and not many from other wards but El Camino really represented well woot woot. Although it was cheesy I still made Adam go with me because I wanted to dance with him. He requested a few songs they didn't have and we waited for a slow song for a long time and when they didn't play any we went home and Adam set it up on our surround sound and we danced to our songs You and I and Love of a Lifetime (Michael Buble, Firehouse)

After that we watched PS I love you and it was sweet and sad.

For gifts, Adam wrote me a six page love letter (my favorite kind of gift) and I gave him about a hundred cut out hearts with reasons why I love him on each one.

It was awesome!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Author: Adam Turney
I was just listening to an NPR program, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," and heard about this funny sounding book. For those of you that want to read a Jane Austen novel but find the romantic part to be too much to swallow, this version provides a new twist to the story and makes it a little more interesting and exciting. Here is the synopsis for the new novel.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen's beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen's classic novel to new legions of fans.

This sounds so good I might just have to read it when it is released.

Updated Note: This book is genuine and will be released in April or May. For those of you still doubting, I am providing the link for the books page on and you can place your pre-order if you are interested.

Sorry Adam...

You may notice this post is being written at 3:15 a.m. That is because I am terribly sick and cannot sleep. I just gargled salt water but I think I may no longer have a throat(?!) and Adam just jumped out of bed armed with the doctor approved list of medicine for pregnancy and ran to the store. I tried to tell him not to go, that we can wait a few hours and get it later, but he insisted. What a sweet hubby. I am really careful of doing anything, even if it is "doctor approved" but I'm pretty sure I have a fever and that is scary for a baby, more so than doctor approved medication. So please pray for me and hope that I get well!! This is about the 5th cold I've had in 16 weeks :(

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Joys of Impending Motherhood...warning: contains graphic content

Since my dear darling mother requested this post I thought I'd humor her and share in my lovely evening. Sunday night we were at a friends house for a birthday dinner in honor of my BIL Addison. It was a lovely LASAGNA (important later for visual images) dinner complete with salad and garlic bread, very delicious.

During the meal, the subject of pregnancy came up and my friends mother (who I was meeting for the first time) asked how the morning sickness was going. "Oh I've been feeling great," I assured her "I haven't thrown up in a week and a half." Later on in the meal, I started feeling a little funny. I'm not really used to the growing size of my child and I don't often take into account the small amount of room for food, therefore I eat probably more than I should. I waited for the last possible second and excused myself.

Not wanting to give myself away I concentrated all my energy on vomiting gracefully and quietly, a skill I mastered in the past but since beginning this beautiful journey have yet to apply. Because I was focusing so much on the noise level my other skills that I've mastered such as precision and accuracy were unfortunately abandoned. I don't know if it was due to the fact that I was a week and a half out of practice, or if it was just dumb luck, but suddenly I found myself in the throws of a projectile battle. Nothing was safe. Not the entire wall from the bottom up four feet, not the floor surrounding me, not any inch of the toilet, not my sweater or my shoes. Ok that was an exaggeration...what WAS safe was the toilet bowl. I crouched for a few moments, not shocked or surprised. Pondering to myself about the concept of irony. I've only ever thrown up at my house, my parents house, random gas stations, school, and basically in front of people who either love me enough to look past the vomit, or people I've never seen before and don't care about anyway. I've never done it at a friend or other family members house and I certainly have never done it quite like THAT. As a comfort I felt little squirmier moving around inside me as if to say "oops sorry about that Mommy."

Searching desperately for a way out, I turned only to the toilet paper and began moping up the mess. Meanwhile, my husband, friend, brother, and her mother are out there...probably wondering what I'm doing. It took me about seven minutes to clean the carnage and wash up. I removed my shoes and sweater and placed them in the foyer.

The best part was...(and you thought it couldn't get any better than all that) I was not alone in the bathroom. I was sharing it with my friends dogs who I previously withheld any friendship or affection for. They assisted greatly in the clean up process, if you know what I mean. I will be eternally grateful for my partners in crime.

I slipped back into the party like nothing had happened. Two hours later, Adam and I left. I quickly asked him if he could smell me. He asked what I was talking about. I asked if he could hear me in the bathroom. He was so confused. I told him the story and he was shocked. He never heard a sound or smelled vomit and I was off the hook.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

March 6th

I will find out on March 6th if I am having a Boy or a Girl! Cast your vote on my poll to see if you win. If you win you can name my baby! Unfortunatly there is no way of telling who voted for what so it is more like an inner victory and you will not be able to name my baby.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another little tidbit because I can't stop thinking about my bebe...

15 weeks!

The baby's crown-to-rump length is approximately 4 inches and it now weighs approximately 1.75 ounces. The baby is close to the size of a softball!

The baby is growing at an amazing rate and looking more like a human every day. Because the baby's skin is so thin, you are able to see blood vessels through the skin. Lanugo hair covers the baby's body, but it will be gone when baby is born.The hair on the eyebrows and head continues to grow. Some babies are born with little or no hair and others have a head full of hair!

If I were have an ultrasound at this point, I might be able to see the baby sucking its thumb. Even though the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, they are still widely separated. The baby's ears look like normal ears and continue to develop externally.The bones that have already formed continue to get harder and retain calcium. The baby is very mobile and flexible at this point. It can bend her arms at the elbows and wrists and she can also make a fist with her hands.

Best moment of pregnancy so far...

So today as I woke up to jump in the shower I had a little surprise! I was showering and when I turned around to wash my hair I felt a little someone stroke my belly from the inside. For about forty seconds I stood there in shock as it felt like a little hand or foot rubbed down my tummy in one spot. I say stroke because scratch sounds alienish but it was like a stroke or a scratch going down my tummy. I ridiculously burst into tears in the shower.

All last week I wondered if the "flutters" I was feeling could be the baby, after all I've heard you don't generally feel the baby until about 17 weeks and I'm only 15 weeks so I just brushed it off but I did tell Adam that I thought the baby was hanging out on the left side of my abdomen. Low and behold the same spot I told Adam I thought the baby was turned out to be the same spot I felt the movement this morning. It was so distinct and present that I was shocked and haven't been able to concentrate all morning. I looked it up and it said 13 weeks was the soonest soonest people really report feeling the baby so I guess I'm just a little earlier than 17 weeks. What can I say, my child is just more advanced than the average fetus lol.